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The Big Idea was to create a naturalistic neighborhood park in the Finacial District of Los Angeles that encourages nearby residents to relax and… Read More
The Big Idea was to create a naturalistic neighborhood park in the Finacial District of Los Angeles that encourages nearby residents to relax and/or socialize in a simulated natural outdoor environment. This translates into the following principles: a) Use minimal hardscape b) Create fluctuating topography c) Visually enclose the space from its surroundings d) Avoid straight lines or symmetry e) Provide plenty of seating views Read Less
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Spring Street Park
Design IV
The Big Idea:
Create a neighborhood pocket park that offers a refuge from the densely urban environment surrounding the site in Downtown Los Angeles' Financial District. The space was designed to bring t to relax outside that offers plenty of green, a trick that fools people into believing they’ve left the city and stepped into a lush natural habitat.

This translates into the following principles:

a) Use minimal hardscape
b) Create fluctuating topography
c) Enclose the space from its surroundings
d) Avoid straight lines or symmetry
e) Provide plenty of convenient seating